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Parrot Saves Toddler's Life

 
 
 

 

Title: Talking Parrot Saves Toddler's Life

Source: AOL News

Date: November 10, 2008

Video: Click here to watch


Picture Source: Wikipedia.org

Talking Parrot Save's Toddler's Life

 

Excerpt:

 

    Willie the parrot is no bird brain. He's being credited with helping save the life of a 2-year-old girl who was choking Friday at her Denver-area home while her babysitter was in the bathroom, according to CBS4Denver.com.


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Talking points


What do you think of this story of a parrot "speaking up" to save a child's life?

Have you heard of any incidents where animals saved people's lives?

Do you think animals are intelligent enough to know when some one needs help?

Do you have any interesting pets (or have you in the past)?

If so, have your pets ever done something amazing, or something that surprised you?

Share a story with your partner about an incident or event involving a favorite pet.

What are the "pros and cons" of children owning pets?

Will you allow your childen to have pets in the future? Why or why not?

In your opinion, what types of pets are the best.


Vocabulary from this article and video:

 

parrot
toddler
babysitter
choke(-ing)
scream(ing)
flap(ping)
dislodge(d)
rambunctious
perform
warn
grateful
unlikely
hero
camera
veterinarian
technician(s)
scary
recue
wild


Expressions

Pop tart
Heimlich maneuver
be credited with
bird brain
feathered friend
turn blue
look forward to
for the birds
be convinced (to)

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